Assistant Professor Position Opening

October 1, 2011

Faculty Position Announcement
Information and Library Science

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.  The School offers the Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Information Science degrees.  The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information and Library Science, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees (see for details).

The faculty seeks an outstanding colleague with primary research and teaching interests in fundamental library services such as information resources and reference services, user education, collection development, management, assessment and evidence-based practice, organization of materials, and scholarly communication.

Candidates with professional experience in libraries and related settings are encouraged to apply.
Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, participate in School, University, and professional activities, and otherwise share their expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including work with doctoral students. Candidates should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, and potential for leadership in their area of expertise.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants may view the job posting and submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at:  For questions, please contact Susan Sylvester (, 919-962-8071 (fax) or you may mail questions via U.S. Mail to: (mail) Search Committee Chairperson, School of Information and Library Science, CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.